Thursday, January 28, 2010


Tomorrow in English we are having a test on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Shakespeare is so not my thing but I admire the amount of precision his work has and how he leaves his stories open to interpretation. That quality is really important because he makes people question things and themselves along the way.

Anyway, I wanted to share a quote from the book that caught my attention.

Act 4, Scene 3, lines 22-28, speaker: Hamlet
"Not where he eats, but where he is eaten. A
certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at
him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet. We
fat all creatires else to fat us, and we fat ourselves
for maggots. Your fat king and your lean beggar is
but variable service--two dishes but to one table.
That's the end."

Hamlet was saying that in the end we are all food for the worms and that death is the great equalizer. I think that that is really important to remember because so often in society we compare people by material things when in the end, those things don't matter it's what you've done with your life and the way you use your gifts and desires that is the most important.
(image from ffffound)


  1. well i should really try and read this piece soon, so far i only read romeo & juliette. my shakespear knowledge is quite minimal. thanks for tempting me to do so! xoxo


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